Business In Wensleydale

There is a wide range of business activity in Wensleydale from those operating internationally and nationally, to specialist manufacturers, communications and IT companies, farmers, food production, horse racing, visitor attractions, accommodation providers and many interesting, individual shops and businesses.

Part of Wensleydale falls within the Yorkshire Dales National Park but the whole of dale is equally special offering a unique variety of places to do business from new town centres, business parks, market towns, live-work spaces, converted country estate properties and trading estates. The district has a skilled workforce with many young people returning to the area after training.

There is a wealth of business advice and support available in the area whether you have an established business looking to grow, are just setting out on a new venture or have an idea to discuss. provides information on where to look for help and support.

Find a business...

The Dales Business Directory lists some of the areas finest companies whatever you’re looking for in and around the Dales, the chances are you’ll be able to find it here.

Join the Leyburn and Mid Wensleydale Business Association...

The association works to promote all aspects of business including tourism and the visitor economy for the benefit of its members, their businesses and the wider community.

We provide a voice for business in the area and the association is consulted by a wide range of agencies and strategic bodies. It influences the development of strategic and community plans and sits on various bodies including the Richmond Business Forum and Lower Wensleydale Area Board.

The association also supports and activities which promote the area and contribute to its economic success. By becoming a member you will find that you are part of a diverse business community and this will put you in touch with people who understand the unique demands of running a business in a rural area.

The association meets at 7.30pm on the first Tuesday of each month at various locations around Leyburn and Middleham.

Join your local association to...

  • Meet new people,
  • Influence developments
  • And get your voice heard.

Membership Benefits

  • Regular monthly meetings
  • Networking opportunities
  • Raise profile of your business
  • Show case your business to new customers through our online directory and website.
  • Discounted membership of Welcome To Yorkshire
  • Working links with:-
    • Richmondshire Council
    • North Yorkshire County Council
    • Leyburn Town Council
    • Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Links to other business groups
  • Be part of the local business voice to national and local government
  • Enhanced entry in the Dales Business Directory

Click here to contact us to find out more information or request an application form.

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